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What are three types of dependent clauses?

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October 06, 2011 11:34PM

Noun Clause - A phrase with a subject and predicate that functions syntactically as a noun.

Ex. The man who likes chess will play it all day.

Adverbial Clause - A phrase with a subject and a predicate that functions syntactically as an adverb.

Ex. The dog runs wildly, as if he were chasing a mailman.

Adjectival Clause - A phrase with a subject and a predicate that functions syntactically as an adjective.

Ex. The girls who like dancing came over with a boom box.